This Week - No. 12 CBU opens its first ever season of MPSF play with No. 1 and defending NCAA Champions UC Irvine coming into the Van Dyne Gym on Wed., Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The Lancers then head to San Diego to take on No. 14-ranked UC San Diego in another conference matchup on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. CBU closes the week out with a pair of non-conference contests, facing Concordia and Springfield on Saturday in Irvine.
Ticket Information - Tickets for Wednesday's home match against UC Irvine are available for the general public. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for children under 12, non-CBU students with ID and CBU alumni. Parking on campus is free to the general public during athletic events. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Live Coverage - CBU will have live coverage of the team's home match against UC Irvine on cbulancers.com, just follow the JOIN NOW link under the luxury box on the front page of the website for payment and login information. Live stats of the match will also be available under the multimedia tab on the front page of cbulancers.com.
In The Rankings - CBU started the season ranked No. 15 in the AVCA/NCAA Division I-II poll and after a 2-1 week at the UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational the Lancers moved up to No. 12 in the second poll of the year. A week of inaction, however, saw CBU drop back down to No. 14. This season marks the first time the Lancers have been eligible for the AVCA/NCAA coaches' poll.
The Series - The Lancers are 2-10 against UC Irvine including the teams' meeting in the first match of this year which was won by the Anteaters. CBU is 16-6 against UC San Diego, 2-0 against Springfield and has not yet played Concordia which is in its first season as a program.
Killer Week - Levi Cabral started off the 2013 season right, surpassing the program's all-time kills record in the second match of the year and winning MPSF Player of the Week honors in the process. CBU's senior outside hitter led the Lancers at the UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational, posting a team high 4.82 kills per set and 1.45 digs per set. He had his best match of the week in a bounce-back contest against No. 10 Loyola-Chicago with 24 kills, while hitting .600, along with six digs. It was in that 24-kill performance that Cabral eclipsed the program's career kill mark, surpassing Shamsu Awudu's 1,502 career kills.